Eudoxus of Cnidus


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Eudoxus of Cnidus

(juːˈdɒksəs; ˈnaɪdəs)
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(Biography) ?406–?355 bc, Greek astronomer and mathematician; believed to have calculated the length of the solar year
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The didactic poem he composed, based upon a prose work by Eudoxus of Cnidus, is a treatise on ~the starry sphere' which describes the constellations and zodiacal signs and is filled with exotic bits of knowledge for a curious reader like Melville.(2)
Aristotle, like Plato, however, described the universe as if it were a mechanical device housed within some greater parlor, and he relied on the geometric system devised by Eudoxus of Cnidus in the fourth century B.C.
310-245) written in 275 BC after the model of Plato's disciple, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher Eudoxus of Cnidus (ca.